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CEO Says IT Fuels Investment Advice

For Mark Casady, CEO of LPL Financial, IT is essential to adviser efficiency and the best customer experience.

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Nigerian smart card plant supports expansion of financial services to poor

The plant will have annual production capacity for 200 million cards

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How Big Data Analytics Can Help Track Money Laundering

Criminal and terrorist organizations are increasingly relying on international trade to hide the flow of illicit funds across borders. Big data analytics may be the key to tracking these financial flows.

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IRS Opens Free File Portal for E-Filing of Tax Returns, But Only for Those of Modest Means

E-filing federal tax returns is free for people whose needs are simple. Get all the details here--and easy access to a variety of free tax software from top providers.

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Why Crowdfunding Open Source Projects isn't as Easy as You Think

Developers dream of a big money bang that will solve all their problems. The reality is more complicated.

Police suspect fraud took most of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins

Japanese police believe only 1 percent of some 650,000 bitcoins was taken by hackers, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper

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Mozilla: We're Not Asking for Donations Because We're Poor

Mozilla last week denied that there was a connection between flat search revenue in 2013 and recent fundraising efforts that have asked Firefox users to donate to the nonprofit.

IBM and Apple Create Mobile Apps for Finance Sector

Citi among those using iOS software following landmark collaboration announcement

Bank-Backed Security Utility Service to Serve All Industry Sectors

Soltra Edge is a free, standards-based communications network that connects public and private cyberthreat intelligence providers with enterprise security technology platforms that can put this information to use

Akamai: Surge in Hackers Using Complex Crimeware to Drain Money From Online Bank Accounts

There is an increase in use of complex crimeware that gathers the passwords of online customers at specific banks and automatically transfer funds out of their accounts, according to Akamai’s security group.

Report: Hacker Group FIN4 Stealing Insider Info to Exploit Significant Changes in Stock Prices

A group called FIN4 has been stealing insider information that could affect stock prices by hacking email accounts of key corporate executives and others privy to sensitive deals.

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Surprise! TRUSTe Can't Always be Trusted, FTC Says

The FTC fined TRUSTe, a site that aims to validate online retailers' security safeguards, for failing to audit sites that previously earned its seal of approval.

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Fidelity Peers into the Future of Investing by Building Customers Virtual Cities

Fidelity Investments today announced a cutting edge way for customers to check on the health of their investments – by donning 3D goggles and peering around a personalized city where the size of each building relates the health of...

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A Guide to the Top Mobile Payments Options

Apple Pay, Google Wallet or something else? Spending your money just got a whole lot easier.

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8 Strategies to Fund Your New Business

Entrepreneurs and small business experts share their advice on the best ways to raise money to finance a new business or product.

Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

The apps could prove a major competitor for Apple Pay and competing products

MCX says CurrentC is less about tech, more about relationships

The head of the retailer-backed payment system says it welcomes competition and members are free to accept Apple Pay

Apple Pay saw 1 million activations in first three days

Consumers appear enthusiastic about Apple's new payment system

Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

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